So here I was, minding my own business (bored), so I go to the Apple website to check on some trailers and I saw “Law Abiding Citizen” marked as drama, so I said “hell no” and went on to check on some other trailers.
My brother comes up to me and asks me if I had watched that trailer, when I tell him about it being marked as drama he says it’s got nothing to do with it, so I head over again to Apple’s website and watch the whole thing.
WOW, that’s all I can say, that trailer looks mighty good, I wonder why it was labeled as drama, it looks more of a thriller to be honest.
Anyway, here’s the basic story from Apple’s website:
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton’s high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton’s crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.
For a minute there I thought I could guess how the story was gonna end but this is a lot different from your regular getting-back-to-the-dumb-lawyer-who-let-the-bad-guys-go story.
It’s gonna be biblical…